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What is the density of fat?

03/12/2007

Question:

Can you please tell me the density of fat and if possible where you can find this information? thankyou.

Answer:

Fat mass density is about 0.9007 g/cm3.

Fat-free mass density is about 1.1 g/cm3.

One article stating this is, "Going, SB. Densitometry. In: Human Body Composition, edited by Roche AF, Heymsfield SB, and Lohman TG.. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1996, p. 3-24."

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Jayme   Johnson, MS Jayme Johnson, MS
Program Manager
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati